Friday, February 25, 2011

The Outlander

The OutlanderThe Outlander by Gil Adamson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

"In 1903 a mysterious young woman flees alone across the West, one heart-pounding step ahead of the law. At nineteen, Mary Boulton has just become a widow—and her husband's killer. As bloodhounds track her frantic race toward the mountains, she is tormented by mad visions and by the knowledge that her two ruthless brothers-in-law are in pursuit, determined to avenge their younger brother's death. Responding to little more than the primitive fight for life, the widow retreats ever deeper into the wilderness—and into the wilds of her own mind—encountering an unforgettable cast of eccentrics along the way. "

Oh, I really liked this book. It's a real page turner and I love the end. Great with a book that can avoid cliché's :)
I think I'll have to check out her book Ashland too. Anyone read it??




6 comments:

  1. The book sounds fantastic. And with your high recommendation, I will be adding this to reading list for the year.

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  2. Well that sounds really fun! Thanks for the review :)

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  3. I haven't read this but it sounds really good. Hopefully our library has it!

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  4. Found your blog via a link from Claudia (Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog) and immediately was glad I clicked on the link when I saw a post right at the top on The Outlander. I picked it up last year when traveling through Canada for work and thought it was an excellent, unique read! I haven't yet read her other book.

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  5. It does sound good! Unfortunately, I haven't even finished last month's selection for my book club, and I need to read this month's. Have you ever listened to any of the books on Craftlit? I've had fun listening to some of them.

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  6. Caroline: Thanks for the tip, I have to check out Craftlit - sounds great!

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